TRANSFER-LISTED York City striker Vadaine Oliver is hoping to stay in the Football League next season.

The former Mansfield forward was the Minstermen’s ten-goal top scorer last term, but only netted once in his last 22 matches and was booed by supporters during the final game of the campaign at Morecambe.

Oliver, who is contracted to Bootham Crescent until 2018 and not next summer as originally believed, has told City chief Jackie McNamara that he doesn’t want to ply his trade in the National League following City’s relegation.

Ex-Dundee United boss McNamara said: “Vadaine has got two years to go and, like Luke Summerfield, wants to try and keep playing League football. I can understand that, but we will be looking for something in terms of a fee, so we will see.

“There was a League Two club who wanted to take him on loan last season but, at the time, we didn’t think it was right.”

On the reasons for making Oliver’s fellow forward Jake Hyde available for transfer, McNamara added: “It’s best for him to try and get football somewhere else.

“This hasn’t been a great move for him. I think he’s found it hard to settle and would like something closer to home down south.

“If you’re not right mentally, that can lead to injuries because, if the head’s not right, the body’s not right either. He’s still got a year on his contract, but I’ve spoken to his agent about finding him something different.”